Monday, January 9, 2012

This and That!

The printer has new ink, I have cleaned my files (almost) and I have a new USB travel stick to keep my writing separate so that it does not choke up my computer. As I came late to the world of computers, I am a work in progress. Technology wise that is. But I have managed to get onto twitter and linkedin and timeline on FB but that’s it. No more fooling around. I need to get in touch with my “muse” or my guiding spirit and find the inspiration I need to get moving with book three. Although I started writing the third book and the second in the Quail mysteries during my college class, I need the input from Liz to round things out. We have chatted along the way but I am so looking forward to spending the day on Saturday to map out the story and create a few new characters. Wish we lived closer.

As amazing as the computer is as a communication tool there is nothing like a face to face conversation. My sisters, Rosemary, who lives in Cambridgeshire in England and Caroline who resides in Almere in the Netherlands find the same problem. We chat on messenger and FB but oh how we would all like to have a real chinwag and natter the night away.

Being Hard of Hearing I don’t usually hear the door bell but the door to my office is open. It could be that I saw a large truck arrive at my front door as I gazed out the window. I was not expecting anything until tomorrow but I took delivery of a new office chair. A lovely ergo chair that is so comfortable I shall probably have my afternoon nap on it.

When I am not deleting files that I had no idea I was holding on to, I am reading. I’ve just finished Knit the Season by NY Times bestselling author Kate Jacobs. Lovely, feel good stories and well rounded characters. No dead bodies. Made a delightful change to what I usually read. Now I am reading Vicki Delany’s Constable Molly Smith series, Among the Departed. I am sure I will find a dead body or two here.

Sun is shining and not too cold. I should go for a walk but my new chair is so comfy. Maybe just sit here and watch Dr Phil or Dr Oz or some other Dr telling me I need more exercise. Or maybe just have a nap.

Talk soon,


Vicki Delany said...

I'm glad you're liking the book, Pam. And I can't wait to read Jamie's! Wanted to let you know that the Constable Molly Smith series has been optioned for TV by Diane Boehme of Brightlight Pictures. Diane brought the Murdoch series to TV.

Pam said...

Whoo Hoo! That is terrific news. Very happy for you and well deserved.
We are making a few changes to our book on the advice of Mel Campbell and feel confident we will get this baby rolling in the near future.
Congrats again.

Liz said...

Congratulations Vicki on the exciting news! Just love hearing about these successes, its very encouraging for Pam and I as well.